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13th April 2017

Photography Competition Results

Congratulations to Waveney Russ, Lydia Ward and Tash Austin who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in this semesters photo comp. Also shout out to everyone else who entered. The variety and technicality of shots entered where amazing.

23rd January 2017

Summer School Cuddle Fix

Need some loving? We're hosting a very special summer school cuddle fix in association with the SPCA "Dog Squad". This will be on the 1st of February in our Activities hall from 3 - 5pm. For more info and to sign up head to

23rd January 2017

We're back open!

It's 2017 and we're back open for the year. During the summer school our hours will be 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5:30pm on Friday. We will be closed weekends. Our full hours will kick into action starting orientation week on the 20th of February.

4th July 2016

The new Get A Taste magazine is out around Campus! It's got all the Recreation courses and activities on offer by the University's recreation services and your very own OUSA. Grab a copy today or check it out online here

6th May 2016

Poetry Competition Results

Congratulations to Larissa Hinds (with "Pith"), Mary Scriven (with "Human Architecture") and Nico Calderon-Hunt (with "Sciamachy"). These are our first, second and third place getters respectfully.

4th April 2016

Semester One Photography Competition Results

We are pleased to announce the results for this semesters photography competition below:

First Place – Jack Harker; Untitled (close up of the white rabbit in the snow)
Second Place – Katharina Kruger; Comfort Zone
Third Place – Tyson Ball; Where the Night Sky Meets the Marae

Highly Commended
Sofie Hagland Borseth – Hidden
Polo Ngugen – Vietnams Heaven
Athira Mohan – She was his Could 9
Sylvia Ayana Nikolaison – Waiting for the Shearer
Emily Robertson – Untitled (the close up black and white of the greyhound on the bed)
Abbie Wakelin – The eye of the dragon
Scout Liu - Katana

It was such a pleasure to accept all these wonderful entries. Marking was particularly hard with so much talent evident. Keep an eye out for our next competition in July.

Free to enter - entries close March 31st - email your entries to - 1st place wins a cool $100...

Posted by">OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre on Wednesday, 2 March 2016

21st March 2016

March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter for OUSA Recreation has just been released. To stay in the know head to

17th March 2016

Lets Talk Science - Presented by ATOM Otago

5:30pm March 23rd - Amazing Guest Speakers

16th March 2016

Quiz Night Results

Congratulations to the teams Les Quizzerables, Wolf Pack and RIP Tyrian for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in our quiz night last night. We love hosting this event! We amazed at what we can learn each semester. For example did you know that the PB stands for the element "Peanut Butter" or that you can potentially each 140 Ferrero Rocher in a minute! ‪#‎mindblown‬

9th March 2016

Swimming Sport Results

A big shout out to the 150 competitors (plus support crews) who participated last night. The results are as follows:

Chanting Competition - 1st Place Salmond, 2nd Place Aquinas and 3rd Place Cumberland
Men’s Freestyle - 1st Place Ben (Cumberland), 2nd Place Jeremy (Salmond) and 3rd Place Ryan (Unicol)
Women’s Freestyle - 1st Place Elanor (Arana), 2nd Place Hannah (Arana) and 3rd Place Renee (Carrington)
Mixed Relay - 1st Place Hayward, 2nd Place Cumberland and 3rd Place Arana
Best Costume - Jamie (Cumberland)
Costume Race - 1st Place Taylor (Arana), 2nd Place Luigi (Carrington) and 3rd Place Hayley (Hayward)
Staff Relay - 1st Place Arana, 2nd Place Uni flats and 3rd Place Salmond
Bombing Competition - 1st Place Alex (Arana), 2nd Place Cam (Hayward) and 3rd Place Ash (Aquinas)
Overall Hall Winner Arana followed by Cumberland and Salmond.

OUSA would like to give a special shootout to Unicol and Cumberland who had the highest level of particpation and Torpedo 7 and Mitchells Tavern (as our spot prize sponsors. Also this event wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers so I’d like to personally acknowledge Becky, Kim, Craig, Injy, Season, Jarred, Liz, Will, Dusty, Katie, Helen, Sean, Tom, Sue and Abbey.

10th February 2016

A couple of updates for you.........

We have a FREE shop open from 9am tomorrow! Yes you heard us free. All the bits and bobs you might need to start up a flat (furniture, utensils, cutlery, electronics, coat hangers and everything in between). This will run until Friday afternoon (or until everything is gone).

Curry anyone?
We have added some super delicious curries to our frozen meal range. They are super yummy, nutritious and good value at only $6. What's better there hand made not spat out by an industrial machine. Vegetarian and meat options available.

25th January 2016

Spaces Left

We still have spaces left for our upcoming wine tasting and espresso coffee making course! For more info or to sign up head to…/courses-…/course-details/summer-school/

14th January 2016

Summer School Recreation Programme

Would you like some more information on our summer school recreation programme? perhaps you already know all you need to know and are ready to sign up. Either way we'll sort you out at

21st October 2015

Exam Specials

Clubs and Socs have some cool specials to help you de-stress over the exam period. This includes free squash court hire AND free sauna's between 9am and 4pm.

We also have a free cooked breakfast on October 28th from 9am!

14th September 2015

"Discover Oman"

Come and explore the beauty of Omani culture and traditions next Sunday (1 – 4pm in the Union Hall). There will be free Arabic tattoo’s/henna, traditional food and drinks, photo shooting with traditional Omani costumes, calligraphy and more.

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